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Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0 Review

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The Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0 is not a speed demon, but it is decent as far as the word goes. The Acer V3 series is the slightly lower end of the Acer V5 series. The younger sibling is however not a brush off, coming in with quite decent specs itself. It runs on a 6th Generation Intel Core i5-6200U processor and a Intel HD Graphics 520 to go with it. With theses specs, multitasking is a breeze and graphics are equally impressive.

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Pros

  • Non-glare matte display
  • User friendly input devices
  • Backlit keypad
  • Excellent input devices

Cons

  • Throttles down when on battery power

Verdict

  • Is a multimedia all rounder, with excellent specs and good performance.

Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0 Specs


ProcessorIntel Core i5-6200u Dual-core (2 Core™)
2.30 GHz Turbo to 2.8GHz
RAM6 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Internal storage1 TB Serial ATA
Display15.6 LED lit LCD display | ComfyView
1920 x 1080 Full HD
Image brightness220 cd/m2
Integrated WebcamYes
BacklightYes
Graphics processorIntel HD Graphics 520 | DDR3L SDRAM
AudioDolby Digital Plus Home Theater sound
Network and communication
802.11ac wireless LAN with MUMIMO technology
Ethernet TechnologyGigabyte Ethernet
PortsMicrophone/headphone combo jack | HDMI | USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0 | VGA | RJ-45
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home | 64 bit
Battery4 cell lithium ion | 5 Hours
DVD DriveYes
Dimensions1.1″ (0.94″ at the front) x 15″x 10.2″
(height x Width x depth)2.79 (2.3876 at the front) x 38.1 x 25.9 cm
Weight5.29 lb or 2.4 kgs
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD)
ModelV3-575-51A0
ColorBlack/silver

DESIGN AND FEATURES


The Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0 laptop looks great but is no head turner. The chassis is identical to that of the V5 series, coming in black or silver colors. The dark plastic exterior feels sturdy to the touch, with little flex when pressure is applied… I tend to think that it can take the force of a fall, without breaking apart. The body in general is neither thick nor thin for its class, and weighs a 5.29 pounds which is at par with machines in the same space.

The keyboard has well spaced black chiclet keys. They are comfortable to type on, with a have a soft springy feel about them. The start button is located at the top right corner where the delete button is often placed. I thought that would be a problem, but it turn out that when accidentally pressed a dialog box is open meaning it doesn’t switch off immediately. A further advantage is in the backlight, which lights a bright white: quite handy when working in the dark.

The touch pad is slightly displaced to the left, slightly depressed into the chassis. It presents a pleasant user experience, being receptive and accurate.

CONNECTIVITY


Port selection and distribution in the Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0 is fair. It lacks some of the higher end ports that we get to see in higher end laptops such as the USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. This is of course expected at its price, and those selected aren’t all that bad.

Most of the ports are located at the front left side, with the better part of the right being occupied by the DVD drive. That makes it a litttle difficult to plug into all the ports at the same time, especially the two USB 3.0 ports.

WiFi connection is fast and stable with the 802.11ac wireless LAN, which is the latest so far. To top that up, the Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0 comes MUMIMO enabled which means faster and simultaneous dual transfer between itself and the router. This however remains a preserve of those who have acquired MUMIMO enabled routers.

DISPLAY


A 15.6 LED lit LCD display adorns the Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0 with a blistering 1920 x1080 resolution. For a 15.6 inch display, 1080P is quite sufficient, although a higher resolution option would be a great to have too. However, display quality is impressive for the better part. Brightness level are equally high and the screen does not flicker even when at full brightness. Viewing angles on the other hand are poor, with image clarity cliffing off as you past 45 degrees from the dead center.

PERFORMANCE


Processor

The Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0 is a satisfactory midrange machine. Performance wise, it is capable of handling multiple jobs perfectly with little strain, even handling certain games at medium to low settings. The Core i5-6200U processor operates at a base clock speed of 2.3GHz and can turbo to 2.8GHz when called to.

However under sustained loads, the processor does bow down to the strain. Clock speed was observed to drop considerably from the base 2.6Ghz to 400MHz. When it comes to gaming, the Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0 makes a favorable impression. It can handle most modern demanding games on low settings and a few less demanding games on moderate to low settings.

RAM


The Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0 further comes 6GB of DDR3L SDRAM. While this is for nearly everything one might use the machine for, there still is additional room for more. Available is one more RAM slot, with a total cap of 16Gb for the two slots.

Internal Storage


An ordinary Serial ATA hard disk drive by Toshiba is used in the Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0, which has a 1 TB capacity and operates at an RPM of 5400. That’s more that enough for most users. Competitors in the same space such as the Medion Akoya often sport SSDs giving them better performance in comparison.

Graphics and speakers


Fan noise is kept at the minimum, occasionally turning up to audibility when under load. In general however, noise levels are low and not at all distractive. When idling, it remains cool to the touch, reaching highs of 32 degrees C when under load.

The Dolby Digital tuned bottom facing speakers optimized to produce good sound quality sound with no distortion even at high volume levels. However, when the under heavy loading, especially graphical work, the speakers tend to crackly as the processor handled the load. But such scenarios may not be very frequent with ordinary user habits. The Dolby Digital Plus software further permits the user to make audio modifications according to their preference. Read other Acer reviews here.

CONCLUSION


The Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0 is for the better part, a midfielder. It’s neither strikingly unique nor does is fall behind the pack. Its input devices render a pleasant user experience, making it easy to type for longer with little regard to how dark a place you are working owing to the backlit keys. The processor, RAM and graphics work well together to make multitasking cheap with the Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0.

In addition to that, gaming is a a small degree accepted and supported, although that should not be the main reason for purchase it. The matte display also comes in handy when it comes to the great outdoors, and the optical DVD burner still finds a welcome home the Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0.

The Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0 is for the most part quite decent. However, this modest pedestal is lowered by a few unfavourable factors. The processor throttled down when running of battery power. Clock speed significantly drops in such instances. Further, the display is to the mediocre especially for a 15.6 inch display. Were it 13 inch, it would have been just fine. With such a large screen size, it would be more advantageous to have an option for QHD or QHD+.

The Acer Aspire V3-575-51A0 would make an excellent machine for students, writers those in the corporate world. That is of course after a thorough research of other similar machines. When the draw backs pose no challenge, by all means proceed.

Edwin M

Professionally a Mechanical Engineer and a Tech Nerd at heart, Edwin is above all a passionate hobby guitar player and proud gospel music listener. He writes reviews of gadgets he would love to buy and recommend.